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Rather than painting men as idols, or going to the other extreme of infantilizing or bashing them, I mean to portray male athletes not only as possessors of skill but as possessors of unique personalities vulnerable to all of life's demands. A few are exceptional.
As a feminist I dislike the inequality between men and women. I recognize the biological and psychological differences, but wish to point out the similarities between men and women. In life and sports human beings hope for success, sometimes gain it, fail, pick themselves up, try again to be among the best and often strive to be part of a team. Here the boundaries of gender fade.